MAGISTRATE Faith McGusty, on Wednesday November 6, 2019, remanded an albouystown teen to prison on a robbery with aggravation charge.
18-year-old Jomal Hicks appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Particulars of the charge stated that, on November 3, 2019, at Carmichael Street, Hicks, while in the company of others, robbed Pedro Nascimento of a Phone valued at $100,000, a wallet valued at $10,000 and $1,000 cash.
Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell objected to bail being granted to Hicks, based on the nature of the offence, and that he was positively identified by Nascimento.
According to information, Nascimento was walking along Carmichael Street, when Hicks and company approached him and stripped him of the items. The matter was reported and the police, along with Nascimento, went to the cathedral where Hicks would normally be.
When Hicks saw the police, he ran and was apprehended some distance away, in a yard. The court also heard that the phone was found on his person and one of Hicks’ relatives handed over Nascimento’s wallet to the police.
Magistrate McGusty, after listening to the several statements, refused bail being granted to Hicks and remanded him to prison. The matter was adjourned until November 27, 2019.